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The Best Over The Counter Hair Loss Treatments
What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?
Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc.
Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes.
Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil)
surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more
I have a hair loss spot on my head, is there any over-the-counter products or home remedies I can use?
Minoxidl: In addition to lab evaluation including thyroid function, dhes, testosterone, and iron levels, treatment can be tailored to individual. However romaine or monoxide will work by itself in 85 per cent of women and work along with any treatment for excess androgen such as alda tone or tagamet (cimetidine) orally if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for hair loss? I am a 25 yr old male with a bald spot and receeding hair line.
For men, what is the best treatment for a hair loss? Visit a reputable clinic? Try using regaine? Take pills? And how to prevent further loss?
Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?
Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Embrace who you are?: This is just minoxidil, which sort-of-works for a while, plus a bunch of placebos ("vasodilators" and similar nonsense). Another idea -- buzz your head, hit the gym hard, sport some nicely-trimmed facial hair, and wear a ball cap when you feel like it. It's awesome to be a well-muscled, trim, balding man -- "I'm not a little kid any more, and I'm in robust good health." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from hair loss, what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?
Natural, Not Vit Def: Hair follicles cycle: when follicle stops growing a hair shaft, hair falls out. Tension/pulling on hair accelerates rate of loss. Hair follicle function ↓es with both age ; especially loss of capillary blood supply to follicle in skin. Any inflammatory process in skin around follicles can greatly ↑ rate of hair loss. Fear, anguish can also greatly ↑ both. Vitamin supplements rarely of value. ...Read more
Total hair loss: Hair loss from the entire scalp is a form of alopecia areata (aa), called alopecia totalis. Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss over the entire body - alopecia totalis. Aa is an autoimmune condition where the immune system cells attack hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. There are treatments for aa. Success depends on the extent of hair loss and how long the hairs are gone. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of hair loss. If this is a genetic pattern of loss then there isn't much that will really keep you from losing more. Other types may have an underlying problem that, if treated, will allow your hair to come back. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to help you sort it all out. ...Read more
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